EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021
War with Russia Threatened by Western War Party—Sanity Must Prevail
Feb. 13 , 2021 (EIRNS)—The LaRouche Organization today sponsored a public roundtable forum with experts on Russia, including former CIA officer Ray McGovern, former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel, Edward Lozansky, Alex Krainer, and Schiller Institute leaders Harley Schlanger, Diane Sare, and Helga Zepp-LaRouche, under the title “Worsening U.S.-Russian Relations—Reverse Them with New Paradigm, or Face Nuclear War.”
The timing is crucial. In the February issue of the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, Adm. Charles Richard, made the astonishing assertion that, “The U.S. military must shift its principal assumption from ‘nuclear employment is not possible’ to ‘nuclear employment is a very real possibility,’ ” This follows months of provocative military exercises along several of Russia’s border regions by nuclear capable bombers, ships and submarines, as well as the call by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for Ukraine to join NATO. The current international mobilization against Russia in regard to the escapades of dissident Alexey Navalny, a pathetic right-wing racist openly deployed by British and U.S. intelligence services, based on yet another fake analysis from Britain’s Porton Down chemical weapons lab accusing Russia of Navalny’s novichok poisoning, must be recognized as an effort to impose a color revolution on Moscow while preparing for war.
On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was asked by journalist Vladimir Solovyov, regarding the threat of new EU sanctions over the Navalny case, “Are we heading for a breach with the EU?” Lavrov replied:
“We believe we would be ready for this. We are neighbors. Speaking collectively, they are our largest trade and investment partner. Many EU companies operate here; there are hundreds or even thousands of joint ventures. When a business benefits both sides, we will continue. I am sure that we have become fully self-sufficient in the defense sphere. We must also attain the same position in the economy to be able to act accordingly if we see again (we have seen this more than once) that sanctions are imposed in a sphere where they can create risks for our economy, including in the most sensitive areas such as the supply of component parts. We don’t want to be isolated from the world, but we must be prepared for this. If you want peace, prepare for war.”
A parallel diabolical campaign against China, based on the lies peddled by disgraced former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is being carried forward by Biden’s new State Department officials under Antony Blinken. As two U.S. aircraft carrier groups exercised in the South China Sea, a nuclear submarine passed through the Taiwan Strait, and Blinken expressed his agreement with Pompeo in the absurd declaration that China is committing genocide against the Uighurs. In fact the Uighur population in Xinjiang is increasing, all abject poverty has been eliminated among the Uighurs (as is true of all Chinese), and the economy is expanding rapidly.
Biden held a two-hour phone call with President Xi Jinping, seen as relatively positive by the Chinese. However, if one considers that Donald Trump’s efforts to create friendly and productive relations with both Russia and China were squashed by the military-industrial complex, what is one to think of how things will go with the weak and increasingly senile President Biden?
In the U.S., the farcical second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump ended as everyone knew it would, as the anti-Trump gang fell short by ten votes to convict Trump. The unconstitutional “show trial” succeeded, however, in its intended effect—to further polarize the nation into warring camps, as the City of London and Wall Street seize power over the U.S. economy from the nation’s elected representatives through the Green Finance scheme. This fascist operation is thoroughly exposed in the EIR Special Report released on Feb. 11, “The Great Leap Backwards—LaRouche Exposes the Green New Deal.” All followers of The LaRouche Organization should get the report for themselves, and purchase extra copies to distribute to friends and political representatives.